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Mar 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
the president's plan. >>> fallout fears. the pentagon considers the mandatory evacuation of all u.s. military personnel threatened by radiation in japan as the first american victim of the tragedy is found. >>> and medical marvel. a texas man gets the first full facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning allied forces are working to expand the no fly zone over libya. overnight tripoli was targeted for the third day in a row and there is growing discord among the allies and here in this country over the u.s. role. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. >> reporter: several days of attacks on libya are having their intended effect according to u.s. officials, even so, more in congress are questioning the president's decisions. anti-aircraft fire erupted in tripoli overnight as moammar gadhafi's forces battled a fresh round of air strikes. u.s. officials say days of attacks on the regi
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Mar 23, 2011 4:30am EDT
are found in tokyo's water supply, as the u.s. bans the import of some japanese foods. >> right there. right there! >> and too close for comfort. a kayaker in florida meets a >> and too close for comfort. a kayaker in florida meets a monster of the deep. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we will not surrender. those words, the defiant libyan leader moammar gadhafi, who made his first public appearance in a week. despite the allied-imposed no-fly zone, libyan troops continued their unrelenting attacks against rebel-held cities where conditions are described as desperate. the u.s. military says it is considering all options. explosions were heard in tripoli this morning. and susan mcginnis is in washington with more on this story. good morning, susan. >> hi, good morning, betty. the mission in libya is accomplishing its goal, including grounding gadhafi's air force. but as criticism of the operation grows, along with the cost, the u.s. is looking to hand off control. despite a fourth night of allied air strikes pounding libya, leader
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Mar 17, 2011 4:30am EDT
-blown meltdown, as the u.s. authorizes the first evacuations full-blown meltdown, as the u.s. authorizes the first evacuations of american citizens. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. the united states will begin evacuating americans out of japan amid growing concern over the nuclear plant crisis. here's the latest. japanese military helicopters have begun dumping water on the crippled power plant to try to cool overheated nuclear fuel. engineers are trying to install a new power line so they can restore power to the plant's cooling system. a top u.s. nuclear official says he believes radiation levels at the plant are extremely high, and will soon be deadly. the obama administration has urged the evacuation of all americans from a 50-mile radius of the fukushima daiichi plant. now, charter planes will be brought in to help those wanting to leave the country. charlie d'agata is in yoshida, japan, with more on this. good morning, charlie. tell us the latest where you are. >> good morning to you, betty. well, you may be wonderi
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Mar 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
have been discontinued. japanese officials said today they are asking the u.s. government for help. charlie d'agata is in niigata, japan, with more. good morning, charlie. >> reporter: good morning to you, betty. nobody is watching the events unfolding at the nuclear power plant more closely than the people here. many who were evacuated from the region around that plant and wonder if they'll ever be able to go home. fire trucks resumed blasting water onto japan's crippled nuclear power plant as crews raced to restore power to the facility. as early as today, they hope to feed electricity to at least two of the six overheated reactors, and get crucial water pumps working again. >> if the cooling systems in the reactors and fuel pumps are basically sound, and then the power comes on, then we might look at that moment as the beginning of the end of this crisis. >> reporter: but even if the power starts back up, it's not clear the water pumps will. they may have already suffered too much damage. there are also fears that getting power back online could spark another explosion. smoke bi
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Mar 24, 2011 4:30am EDT
several homes. no injuries were reported there, th. >>> kewhere the coast.ips are patrolling off u.s.fficials say theibyan air force is nlonger a factor. mewhile, libyan ground forces still trying to retake rebel-held posions are being attacked by alliplaned war.rrl . >> reporter: traces of anti-acrt fire pierce the night sky tripo. the eastern part of thcapital. there's alsoord that clition forceshit have ammar gadhafi's command in ajdabiya. rebels moving up their front line are confident they'll soon be able to te that city. >> this is a matteof time. time only. aftemaybe one day or less than one day, these tanks wil surrender. >> reporter: clition planes so bombegadhafs forces in misrata, to stop them from shling civilians. secretary of state hilry clinton says coladhafi h the power to stop all of this. >> the quickest way for him to end is is to actually serve thliby people by leaving. repeatedly sted gadhafi must go. but the u.n. rolution lls foprection of the byan peoplenot a regime change. that leaves pridt obama to answ some tough estions. house speaker john boehner sen the
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Mar 15, 2011 4:30am EDT
. officials have been scrambling to avoid a meltdown ever since and are now asking the u.s. for help. >> in particular they have asked for additional types of equipment that will help provide water and other types of resources to ensure that the reactors continue to be cooled. >> reporter: fears of a full blown meltdown have spread all the way to tokyo located 150 miles from the plant. officials there have detected low levels of radiation and a shift in winds threatens to push it even further. even without a possible nuclear disaster, japan is facing its worst crisis since world war ii. death toll jumped to more than 2400 confirmed dead, but officials warn that number is likely to top 10,000. and now the country faces an economic crisis, as well. this morning japanese stocks plummeted more than 10%. as far as that radiation cloud, as i said, they have picked up low levels of radiation outside of tokyo, but there is another concern whether it intensifies and the wind shifts, it could head toward that area that was hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami that followed. >> as we hear
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Mar 3, 2011 4:30am EST
>>> airport ambush. two u.s. airmen are dead, and two more wounded in germany. the suspect is now being questioned by authorities. >>> family horror. a 12-year-old colorado boy is in custody, accused of killing his parents. >>> and deadline day for pro football. the contract between the nfl players union and team owners the contract between the nfl players union and team owners expires at midnight. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. investigators in germany are trying to figure out why a gunman opened fire on a busload of u.s. airmen, killing two, and seriously wounding two others. it happened yesterday at the frankfurt airport. the suspect is an employee at that airport. charlie d'agata has the latest. >> reporter: the two u.s. airmen killed wednesday had not even made it to the battlefield. they were with 11 other military personnel on this bus outside the frankfurt, germany, airport, when the gunman opened fire. police say the suspect, 21-year-old arid uka is a citizen of kosovo, an airport employee and a devout muslim
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Mar 21, 2011 7:00pm EDT
in benghazi and launch and offensive to retake other cities. president obama said today the u.s. will turn over leadership of the operation to other nations within days. the president and british prime minister david cameron said qaddafi must go though they insisted he is not a target of the attacks. but a cruise missile attack last night may have been too close for comfort for the libyan dictator. mark phillips is in tripoli. >> reporter: of all the targets that have been hit in these attacks, this flattened building in the qaddafi compound in tripoli is the one the qaddafi loyalists have complained about most. this is the attack they claim was launched to kill him. despite the hundreds of people who have gathered or been gathered around the complex to provide protection. >> families, children, men and women have come from everywhere to stay day and night to protect this location, to protect this location and the rocket hits only 52 to 100 meters away from them. >> reporter: qaddafi himself was probably not in his tent. he hasn't been seen since before the bombing began. his location a se
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Mar 4, 2011 4:30am EST
over libya. the u.s. continues to move forces closer to libya. the president authorized u.s. military aircraft to help egyptians evacuate. but the administration is trying not to get sucked in to a mideast conflict. the president's hope is that gadhafi will head off a bloody stalemate and make way for new leadership. randall pinkston, cbs news, at the united nations. >>> the u.s. is asking iran for help returning ex-fbi agent robert levinson to his family. there's been no word on levinson since he vanished from the iranian island of kish four years ago while doing private detective work. iran has insisted they know nothing about his disappearance. levinson's family, though, has received proof that he is alive, and on thursday, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton said there are indications that he is in southwest asia. levinson's wife said, quote, our family is tremendously encouraged by the news that bob is alive, but remains concerned for his safety and well-being. >>> a u.s. aid contractor facing up to 20 years in prison goes on trial today in cuba. allen gross, seen here with
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 4:30am EDT
in the u.s. america gets about 20% of its electricity from nuclear power. but the president says all energy sources have their down sides. >> nothing's completely failsafe. nothing's completely foolproof. and so, each time these kinds of events happen, i think it's very important for us to examine how we can further improve the safety and performance of these plants. >> president obama says he's been assured that hawaii and the u.s. mainland will not be affected by radiation from the japanese disaster. >>> so, what is the actual risk from the radiation leak in japan? dr. jon lapook has that part of the story. >> reporter: when radiation began leaking from the stricken power plant, the fallout was felt more than 5,000 miles away. at this pharmacy near los angeles. all sold out of potassium iodide. >> there's people that are really worried they're going from store to store. >> reporter: the pills can prevent the thyroid from developing cancer caused by radiation. but are they really necessary here? >> i think that's extremely unlikely that there will be any risk to folks in this country. i me
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 7:00pm EDT
with the crisis, but the head of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission told congress today the doses those workers could be exposed to are potentially lethal in a short period of time. it's nearly six days now since the earthquake and tsunami killed at least 4300 people and damaged the nuclear reactors. today, u.s. officials told americans within 50 miles of the plant to evacuate the area or stay indoors. that is two and a half times as wide as the danger zone established by the japanese. harry smith begins tonight's coverage of the disaster in japan. >> reporter: in a sign of how grave japan's crisis has become, the emperor, akihito, made an unprecedented television address, acknowledging that he is deeply worried, urging his subjects not to give up. it did little to calm a country increasingly distrustful, given the wave of conflicting reports and mixed messages. >> ( translated ): there is both positive and negative news. i don't know which i should believe. >> reporter: and today on capitol hill, u.s. energy secretary and nuclear expert steven chu said he, too, is baffled. >> and ther
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 4:30am EDT
>>> making his case. president obama defends the u.s. mission in libya. >> some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. the united states of america is different. >>> discrimination suit. america's biggest retailer on edge as the supreme court takes up one of the biggest workplace lawsuits in history. >>> and caught on tape. a vintage air force plane makes an unexpected water landing. this is the "cbs morning news" an unexpected water landing. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. defending the u.s. military mission in libya. president obama says the operation was necessary to prevent a campaign of killing. this morning rebel forces continue to push west under the cover of allied air support. nato takes command of the operation tomorrow. secretary of state clinton arrived in london last night. this morning she will attend a conference to discuss what comes next in libya. last night the president said u.s. actions in libya stopped a slaughter a
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Mar 30, 2011 4:30am EDT
>>> rebel retreat. libyan troops have opposition forces on the run. but for how long? as the u.s. considers arming the insurgency. >>> cajun cleanup. a powerful storm rolls through louisiana, threatening the southeast with flooding and high winds. >>> and union fight. ohio can vote on limiting collective bargaining rights, as the battle in wisconsin goes to collective bargaining rights, as the battle in wisconsin goes to court. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning, the back and forth fighting in libya has turned against the rebel troops. opposition forces are on the run, fleeing the latest government counterattack. the rebels were trying to advance on moammar gadhafi's hometown of sirte. they've also had to leave two critical oil ports, brega and ras lanuf. the u.s. navy launched a new barrage of cruise missiles at targets near tripoli and nato takes command of the operation today. joel brown is in washington with more. good morning, joel. what's the latest? >> betty, it wasn't even a close fight. gadhafi forc
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Mar 7, 2011 4:30am EST
morning, joel. yeah, washington is watching higher oil prices, and considering u.s. dependence on foreign oil, it's now looking at a much closer alternative. the white house is considering tapping the nation's oil reserves to try to put a cap on runaway oil prices. >> all matters have to be on the table when you go through -- when you see the difficulty coming out of the economic crisis we're in, and the fragility of it. >> reporter: the strategic petroleum reserves, the u.s. government's emergency oil supply, holds 727 million barrels right now. that's enough to provide the nation the oil it needs for a couple of months. after hurricane katrina, the government released 30 million barrels. oil prices dropped nearly 4%. during the first gulf war, 34 million barrels were released and prices dropped a third in one day. but the price of gasoline up 33 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, drivers will take any break they can get. >> i used to make it three, four days with $75 of gas. now every two days i've got to put $75 in this car. so, you know, it's ridiculous. >> as a student it's kind o
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Mar 31, 2011 4:30am EDT
to the west. >>> training accident. a jet engine explodes and catches fire aboard a u.s. aircraft carrier. >>> and cold case. the fbi can't crack this code. >>> and cold case. the fbi can't crack this code. can you? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us today, i'm betty nguyen. we begin in libya, where cia operatives have been on the ground gathering intelligence, and making contact with rebel forces. the rebel troops are being pushed back by libyan forces, losing about 100 miles in two days. meanwhile, a key adviser to moammar gadhafi has resigned amid some international intrigue. joel brown is in washington. good morning, joel. bring us up to speed. >> a lot going on, betty. good morning to you. we're learning now the cia's been on the ground in libya for weeks now, in some cases working hand in hand with the rebels. but whether or not to supply weapons to the opposition is a whole other matter that sparks fierce debate here in washington. cia operatives are reportedly on the ground in libya. the intelligence agency sent in small teams earlier this
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Mar 2, 2011 4:00pm EST
>>> u.s. soldiers slain. a gunman opens fire on a u.s. military bus. a man in custod neberlin -- custody in berlin. and the reason for the attacks. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >>> a gunman opens fire. two u.s. airmen are killed and two others hurt. randall pinkston has more on wjz. >> reporter: the shooter opened fire at the bus carrying u.s. air force personnel, set outside a terminal in frankfurt, germany. two other u.s. airmen were seriously wounded. president obama is promising to get to the bottom of the attack. >> we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place. and working with german authorities to ensure that all of the pern traitors are brought to justice. >> reporter: after firing his weapon, the gunman ran into a terminal, where authorities tackled him. he is now in police custody. investigators are looking into whether the shooting had any ties to terror groups. the airport is near ramstein air force base, the headquarters of the u.s. air force in europe. the victims were part of an air
CBS
Mar 21, 2011 4:00pm EDT
the no- fly zone. u.s. and coalition fighter jets. at least another dozen cruise missiles. the mission is to keep moammar gadhafi's fighters from fighting. >> reporter: coalition planes are working to extend the no- fly zone. and the u.s. army general in charge says the strategy is working. >> we are so far achieving our military objectives, consistent with our mission. >> reporter: coalition forces are keeping up the assault on moammar gadhafi's offenses. they launched at least 12 more missile attacks monday, after a weekend of fighting. they even fired a missile at part of gadhafi's presidential compound. u.s. officials say he was using the building as a command center. >> and there is also a command facility that we are certain is a command and control facility. and that is the facility that was attacked. >> reporter: the goal of the mission is to take away gadhafi's ability to attack civilians and to establish a no- fly zone, while americans are leading the operations now, the u.s. is eager to hand over control to other nations. >> we anticipate this transition to take place in a m
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Mar 8, 2011 12:00pm EST
in u.s. history a fact not lost on those here at the pumps. the price affects everything from flying to fruits and veggies. how much is that hurting you? >> it's really bad. it's really bad, probably about $75 to $80 to fill this up oar are our country uses 400 million gallons of gas a day. >> right now it's an easy $4. that's already there in california. wouldn't be surprised to see a this get closer to $5. >> reporter: that doesn't sit well here in baltimore. >> it's troubling. it does not stop me from driving around because necessity overweighs the cost of the gas and you just have to make it work. >> reporter: at the pump there's acceptance. they stay it will go to $5. >> that's fine. >> reporter: california is the worst. the mountain states the best. maryland is somewhere in the middle. >> got to go to work. got to pick my kids up. got to do what i got to do. >> reporter: the u.s. government has a strategic gasoline reserve of three quarters of a billion gallons of gas. jess, back to you . >> the last time that reserve was tapped, prices went down 25 cents. >> we're learning mor
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Mar 15, 2011 12:00pm EDT
been dispersing radioactive material. u.s. helicopter crews returning from relief listings have tested positive for radiation hand to be contaminated. some were given potassium iodine pills as a precaution. millions spent a fourth night with little food or water in freezing temperatures. concerned relatives wait in long lines at evacuation centers for any word of their missing loved ones. this woman fears her only son is dead. people saw the tsunami wash him away in his car. rescuers are searching for survivors. a man was pulled alive from the rubble after being buried for four days. a 70-year-old woman was rescued from another town. ran dam pinkston. >> we will have more with mike hellgren. good afternoon, mike. >> reporter: good afternoon, everybody. right now tokyo is seeing twice the level of radiation. scientists say it doesn't pose a health threat yet. the clock is ticking in japan with the nuclear plant in crisis. dangerous levels of radiation are seeping from the fukushima plant. could it make it to the u.s. it would be dispersed before it came to the united states. at the pres
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Mar 2, 2011 4:30am EST
>>> show of force. more u.s. warships head to the mediterranean, as libyan rebels consider asking for international military intervention. >>> open for business. the house passes a stopgap budget bill. the senate is expected to follow suit today. >>> and teacher tenure. the next union battle in america >>> and teacher tenure. the next union battle in america begins to take shape. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning, there are reports that libyan government forces have launched air attacks against rebel-held positions in eastern libya. meanwhile, two u.s. navy ships enter the suez canal en route to the mediterranean, and it is also reported rebel leaders are considering whether to ask for outside military help. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on this. good morning, susan. >> hi, good morning, betty. while the opposition leaders in libya are considering asking for western air strikes u.s. defense leaders remain very cautious. they are weighing their options, and the consequences, of u.s. military a
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Mar 14, 2011 4:30am EDT
. still, u.s. warships and planes helping with relief efforts temporarily moved away from the area as a precaution. crews have been desperately trying to avoid a nuclear meltdown at the facility since it was damaged in friday's powerful earthquake. over the weekend they dumped sea water into the reactors to try to cool them down. more than 180,000 residents were also evacuated, and had to be scanned for radiation before entering shelters. across the northeast coast, more than 10,000 people are believed to be dead from the magnitude 9 quake, and tsunami. dramatic new video captured violent waves that slammed ashore, wiping out entire villages. since the massive earthquake three days ago, aftershocks continue to rattle the region. an average of 12 to 15 per hour. some more than 6.0 in magnitude. but there are stories of survival. crews rescued this 60-year-old man who was clinging to what was left of his roof. this man also made it out alive. i thought i was dying when i was pushed into the water, he says. but with thoughts of my family i decided to make every effort to survive. but
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Mar 21, 2011 4:30am EDT
to see you on this monday. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. the pentagon says the u.s.-led air assault on libya has been very effective, inflicting heavy damage on government forces. the air strikes included over 120 cruise missiles, bt bombers and jet fighters. one of moammar gadhafi's compounds in tripoli was hit. but u.s. officials say gadhafi is not a target. the libyan dictator promises a long, hard war. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. susan, good morning to you. >> hi, good morning, terrell. after a weekend of heavy air strikes on libya, the main issue in washington is, where to go from here. u.s. officials are now planning a more limited role for u.s. forces going forward. u.s. officials are not planning to lead the mission in libya much longer. >> we expected in a matter of days to be able to turn over the primary responsibility to others. >> reporter: following a weekend of missile strikes and air patrols, defense secretary robert gates said the pentagon will soon hand over the reins to either the french and british, or to nato. his comments came as american
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
they're glad the case has been cracked. >> we believe very, very strongly in the u.s. justice system, and we are going to let the justice system prevail. >> reporter: detectives say after norwood killed murray she tied herself up telling dectds that two masked men robbed and raped them. >> norwood remains bailed. >>> we have four more shootings to report. the first happened near bel air and frank ford avenue. a man was shot in the back. a second man was shot in the foot on elmly avenue. everyone survived much the police commissioner is vowing to increase pressure throughout this city. >>> another maryland marine was killed in afghanistan. staff sergeant jimmy malachowski was killed by an ied. the 25-year-old from west machinester had previously served op the rifle team. his sister and mother also served in the military. >>> the night sky was lit up in libya with hasn't aircraft fire as moammar gadhafi's forces are being weakened. the focus is shifting to the no-fly zone. defense secretary robert gates said the u.s. military role should lessen in coming days. meanwhile, the president
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Mar 22, 2011 7:00pm EDT
will lead the operation when the u.s. steps back in the days ahead, though nato is expected to play a major role. meanwhile, a u.s. air force fighter jet crashed today in eastern libya. the two men on board ejected and were rescued. a cbs news poll out tonight finds most americans are following the events in libya closely and nearly seven out of ten approve of the air strikes. mandy clark begins our coverage from the scene of that fighter jet crash. >> reporter: this is all that remains of the american f-15e that went down last night. a steady stream of people came to have a look. saleh saeed saleh, a local farmer, was eager to show us the wreckage. when it it this ground he says it sounded like a rocket exploding. he thought qaddafi's forces were on the attack. officials say the fighter jet crashed because of a mechanical error rather than any enemy fire. it landed east of benghazi which is in the heart of rebel territory. the jet's crew ejected safely. were they okay? were they injured? "the person i saw had minor injuries, just scratches" he says. one of the americans landed in a nearby
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Mar 29, 2011 4:00pm EDT
billion of dollars. >>> the u.s. supreme court is expected to rule by summer. >>> an intense search is underway after a shooting in a parking lot of a mall. we're over the marley station's mall parking lot. a man was shot here. he made his way near the highway. he was rushed to shock trauma and police are looking for two suspects in a dark gray hon dam - - honda. >>> today, the man accused in the murder of an eastern shore girl pleads guilty. vic has more. >> reporter: the prosecutors agreed to take the death penalty off the table for legs. this is for the murder of an 11- year-old. the girl was kidnapped and found dead on christmas day in 2009. her mother spoke today. >> we thank you for giving up your christmas of '09 to bring our baby home. >> we want to thank everyone. >> we now have closure and we can move on. including the community. >> he dated her aunt for some time. >>> wjz sat down with scary's parents. -- with sara's parents. >>> a baltimore county police officer is officially charged. coal westton has been in charge of the police union since the 90s. late last week, he w
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Mar 10, 2011 4:30am EST
on the radicalization of muslims in the u.s., but is it a matter of national security, or a u.s., but is it a matter of national security, or a witch-hunt? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. >>> the three-week budget battle in wisconsin that has made national headlines appears to be over. it ended swiftly and unexpectedly. republican members of the state senate outmaneuvered their absentee democratic colleagues to pass a bill which sharply limits union rights. >> this is a violation of law. >> the vote caught almost everyone by surprise. by 18-1 the state senate passed a measure stripping collective bargaining rights from most of wisconsin's public employees, handing governor scott walker a stunning victory in the three-week labor standoff. in a statement he applauded lawmakers for taking, quote, a step in the right direction to balance the budget, and reform government. senate democrats had fled the state to avoid any votes, but republicans found a way to push the measure through. they removed all elements of the bill that involved bud
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Mar 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
right now two u.s. crew members are back in u.s. hands after their fighter jet crashed in libya. mechanical problems brought down the plane. joel brown now reports. >> reporter: libyans are coming to see the wreckage of a u.s. fighter jet sent to protect them. the military says an equipment malfunction brought down the f- 15. both crew members ejected before the plane crash the and suffered minor injuries. rebel forces helped to get the crew members safely back into americas hands. the u.s. and coalition forces are flying dozens of missions each day to extend a no fly zone across the entire coast of libya. after three nights of air strikes military operations civilians are no longer threatened enable forces are moving forward. where gadhafi's heavily armed troops still have the upper hand. president obama who's traveling in south america got frequent updates about the f-15 accident. both he and the secretary of defense insist that the u.s. military role in libya will be winding down soon. >> it will be other members of the coalition on that day-to- day basis that will be extendi
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Mar 16, 2011 4:00pm EDT
to see if helicopters could use buckets to bump water on the reactors. the u.s. is now telling the u.s. citizens living within 50 miles of the plant to evacuate. radiation levels have risen. officials say it is not enough to be dangerous. but many people are avoiding the city. >> reporter: at the united nations, the security council held a moment of silence for the victims in japan. the u.n. is helping to coordinate relief efforts, sending in aid from around the world. >> reporter: in the town of ofanatu, british and american crews are searching for survivors. >> we're trying to access underneath. but obviously, you can see very, very difficult conditions. >> reporter: crews continue to recover bodies from the wreckage. many times, family members are there, to mourn their loved ones. randall pink ston, wjz -- pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> there are reports that all of the water is gone from the troubled nuclear power plant. that increases the risk of the rods melting down. let's take a look. stocks open low and drop sharply in the afternoon. here's a look at the numbers just moment
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Mar 31, 2011 7:00pm EDT
's more dangerous than a healthy one, which once again raises the question-- just what should the u.s. do moving forward? david martin begins our coverage. >> reporter: there may be no american troops on the ground, but c.i.a. officers are operating inside libya. among other things, they picked up a member of the air crew of that american jet which crashed last week. their primary goal is to find out who the rebels are and what they need, but defense secretary gates today threw cold water on the idea that the u.s. is about to start arming or training the rebels. >> there are many countries that can do that. that's not a unique capability for the united states, and as far as i'm concerned, somebody else should do that. >> reporter: but gates clearly thinks somebody, perhaps an arab country, should. >> the opposition needs as much as anything right now is some training, some command and control, and some organization. it's a pretty-- it's pretty much a pickup ballgame at this point. >> reporter: testifying on the day nato took command of the operation, gates said the u.s. would start pullin
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Mar 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
,, >>> breaking news. a u.s. warplane crashes in libya, but the americans on board are said to be safe, this after a third night of attacks on tripoli in growing diplomatic battles on who should take the lead. we'll talk with senator john mccain about what's next for the u.s. and its allies. >>> and fallout fears. japanese officials say the struggle to control leaking radiation at a crippled nuclear plant could go on for weeks as water in a store annual pool becomes dangerously hot. concerns grow while the death toll continues to sky rocket early this tuesday morning march toll continues to sky rocket early this tuesday morning march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "the early show." chris wragge along with erica hill. you're seeing pictures of an f-15-e strike eagle down over libya late last night. >> and that is the breaking news we're following this morning. we want to get you the latest on that american fighter jet. it did crash. what happened to the two on board? david martin joins us from the pentagon with the latest. >> reporter: the headline is tha
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Mar 1, 2011 4:30am EST
community is tightening the noose around gadhafi. the u.s. says all options are on the table. meanwhile gadhafi is striking back in force. they attacked rebel troops in the two major cities closest to the capital using tanks and anti-aircraft guns. overnight government troops tried to retake zawiya, but rebel troops held their ground. >> reporter: as the blood shed in libya moves into another day, the tone in washington has turned decidedly sharper. the white house is now clearly ratcheting up the pressure on gadhafi to step down. troops loyal to moammar gadhafi are fighting to take back territory now in rebel hands. amateur video captured this firefight between pro and anti-government forces in libya's third largest city. the uprising that began last month poses the biggest threat yet to gadhafi, his bloody crackdown has reportedly left hundreds, possibly thousands, dead. still, in an interview with christianne amanpour of abc news gadhafi laughed off calls for him to step down and denied using force against his own people. >> they love me all my people with me. they love me all. >> bu
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Mar 2, 2011 12:00pm EST
at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >>> more breaking news now. a gunman opened fire on u.s. soldiers stationed in germany and now two people are dead and more are wounded. we have the report with the latest on this shooting. >> reporter: a sheet covers up the windshield. the shooting happened near several u.s. military bases. police say the gunman openedfire as a bus sat outside the terminal. two people were killed and two others wounded. police could not confirm whether any of the casualties are u.s. military personnel. >> a u.s. official says that the gunman is believed to be from kosovo. >>> libyan leader moammar qaddafi is vowing to stay in control as hi forces continue violent attacks on protesters. the united nations is asking for air strikes and two u.s. warships are ready for orders from the white house in the sea. secretary of state hillary clinton says all options are now on the table. >>> well, a same-sex marriage bill survive the day? lawmakers have not decided if the bill could be put to a critical vote today. pat warren, live with the latest. good afternoon. >> reporter: good
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Mar 28, 2011 4:30am EDT
ports, ras lanuf and brega. nato is assuming command of all aerial operations in libya from the u.s. and tonight president obama will address the nation to discuss the u.s. mission in libya. joel brown is in washington with more. joel, good morning to you. >> terrell, good morning to you. white house officials say the president's speech will build on the case that he's been laying out for the last ten days or so. he'll argue that libya does matter when it comes to u.s. interests and that the administration's actions helped avert a catastrophe. tonight, president obama will try to convince a skeptical public and congress america's mission in libya is working. he'll deliver a nationally televised speech just a day after nato agreed to take full command of the operation. and at least one u.s. warship reportedly left the region. >> i think the military mission has gone quite well. >> reporter: the obama administration touted progress. following another weekend of air strikes. coalition forces hit targets in tripoli, and for the first time, moammar gadhafi's hometown of sirte. since the
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Mar 20, 2011 7:00pm EDT
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
would send is that we believe very, very strongly in the u.s. justice system. and we are going to let the justice system prevail. >> reporter: prosecutor says that when detectives told the suspect's family members what she was accused of, she asked to speak to her family. she told them, i don't want to disappoint you. i'm sorry. in rockville, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, murray was a part-time grad student at johns hopkins. norwood is due back in court next month. bloodshed in baltimore. string of violent crimes. a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death at a gas station on edmondson avenue. three people were shot. one of those people were also died. since friday night, more than a dozen people were shot or stabbed in baltimore. >>> a 4-year-old is stabbed. wjz is live at city police headquarters. adam may explains there are still unanswered questions. >>> route now, police are still trying to figure out where that gun came from. and just hours ago, they learned it was not registered. >> reporter: sunday morning, on fern hill avenue in northwest baltimore, 4-year-old tays
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Mar 22, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. >> the u.s. fighter jet goes down. but both airmen escape with minor injuries. joel brown reports for wjz, the u.s. is anxious to hand over control of the coalition attack. >> reporter: all that's left in libya is this burned-out shell. witnesses say the two pilots who ejected were here to control rebels. the pentagon blames equipment failure for the crash. the two pilots aren't badly hurt and are back in u.s. hands. it's the first loss but u.s. officials are calling it a success. >> virtually all are targeted. >> reporter: they launched another 24 missiles at moammar gadhafi's command center today. they extended the no-fly zone over eastern libya. the u.s. is eager to hand over control of the operation. >> a transfer within a few days is likely. >> reporter: it's still not clear just who the u.s. will turn over control to. either britain, france, or nato forces. still, many could say the job is far from done. >> reporter: the loosely controlled group is struggling to hold its ground. -- rebels say more and more civilians are dying inside the city, at the hands of gadhafi's men. >> report
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Mar 3, 2011 12:00pm EST
rebels and government soldiers are battling over a strategic landmark. a major money problem for the u.s. post office. >>> plenty of sunshine but a chilly day. meteorologist tim williams will have the forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,, bye, mom! we're here! [ giggling ] okay, girls. mom, i don't feel good. me, either. these days, nobody has time to get sick, but minute clinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections, with no appointment necessary. so you can feel better in no time. minute clinic -- the medical clinic inside cvs/pharmacy. find one near you at minuteclinic.com. >>> the suspect in the slaying of two u.s. airmen have confessed. german prosecutors are investigating wednesday's shooting which also gurred two hair meant. the suspect opened fire on a bus load of u.s. airmen. >>> libyan forces loyal to leader moammar gadhafi launched another round of air strikes. it targeted the town of brega. rebels are fighting back but are asking for international help. >>> more money problems for
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Mar 8, 2011 4:00pm EST
it wants the u.s. to send a fact finding team, randall pingston. >> president obama and british prime minster david camera have agreed to plan for a full spectrum of responses. >> there's no win in sight to the turmoil in libya, so there's no win in sight at the pump. the energy department stayed it will average $3.70 and prices could spike by late sirm. in tonight's pump watch report here's a look at how much maryland is paying. a gallon of religion lar gas -- regular gas will cost $3.50. at this time last year it was $2.72. until the crisis is resolved, you can find the cheapest gas by going to wjz.com and clicking on links and numbers. >> the u.s. supreme court said funeral protests are legal. denise has more on a bill to put limits on the protests. >> reporter: baltimore county congressman's dutch ruppersberger bill would limit where and how long the protests can be held. they ruled in favor of it under the free speech amendment. the father of a soldier killed in iraq filed suit after the group picketed his son's funeral. it would require protesters to be at least 2500 feet away a
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Mar 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
>>> crisis in libya. >>> today, u.s. laiders lay out what happens next. >> hello again, i'm don scott. and i'm jessica kartalija. coalition forces are controlling a no fly zone in lib yam there are a series of air strikes that gave the boost to rebels. >> reporter: u.s. fighter jets out of italy headed for lib yam there was a weekend of punishing air strikes and missile attacks. one blasted the compound in tripoli. his supporters displayed some of the damage. >> reporter: the forces were using the location as a command and control center. in the eastern city, qaddafilyiests fought the rebels in the streets and several took out his tanks before they reached the city. the coalition that includes bring britain, france and italy is enforcing a no fly zone to protect civilians. the u.s. is taking a lead role now. it will fall back into a support role. >> we'll turn over the primary responsibility to others. >> reporter: the pentagon is pleased with the progress so far. >> we judge the strikes to have been protective. >> reporter: senior military officials are saying that he's not the
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Mar 27, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. >> stahl: corporations are avoiding paying billions of dollars in u.s. taxes by moving their operations to new tax havens like the swiss town of zug. so, here we are in zug. we went there to visit their operations. and we came to see your international headquarters. >> at the moment, my boss is not here. sorry. >> stahl: she said her boss wasn't there and we should call someone halfway around the world. in houston? >> yeah. >> stahl: not here? >> no. >> stahl: but this is the headquarters. >> i know. >> stahl: and is the c.e.o. here? >> no. >> pelley: elissa montanti is unlike almost anyone we've ever met. with the help of some very charitable american doctors, she's changed the lives of more than 100 kids, like this one, a boy from iraq who needed an arm, a leg and an eye. >> i love you, wa'ad. >> pelley: tonight, you'll follow his transformation, which is a wonder to watch. >> catch it! face the basket! make a play! he's got to get up closer! you don't just say "screen"! my god! where next?! >> kroft: this is not a story about a tyrannical coach who churns out athletes at some high sc
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Mar 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
belong to al-qaeda. >>> and u.s. supreme court justice skeela has been ticketed for causing an accident along the george washington parkway. the 75-year-old was on his way to the high court when he rear ended the car in front of him setting off a chain reaction. >>> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake will unveil her budgets today. in it, there's 8% less spending for the year of 2012. some of the cuts include reduced funding for the 311 center. the document doesn't include tax increases. >>> there's a surprise for cavaliers fans. opening lineups are announced for the heat. lebron james doesn't appear. >> lebron james. [crowd booing] >> lebron james was in the bathroom. the calvs got the last laugh. the heat lost. 102-90. >>> the orioles finished up spring chaining and broke records doing so. more than 115,000 fans finished up at a renovated smith stadium. ed smith stadium hosted ten sellouts. a average attendance was 70,200,019. that's a lot. >>> and the oriole's home opener is this monday. our special pregame coverage starts at 2:00 and stick around for the game itself. a full day of oriol
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Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
at this hour. two u.s. airmen shot dead at this hour at an airport in germany. did the shooter act alone? or was he part of a big plot? randall pinkston reports on the shooting that wounded two others. >> reporter: the shooter opened fire as the bus carrying u.s. personnel set outside. killing the driver and a passenger. two other u.s. airmen were seriously wounded. president obama is promising to get to the bottom of the attack. >> we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place and working with german authorities to ensure that all of the perpetrators are brought to justice. >> reporter: after firing his weapon, the gunman, who was a kosovo citizen, ran into a terminal, where authorities tackled him. he's now in police custody. >> reporter: investigators are looking into whether the shooter had any ties to terror groups. the airport is near ramstein air force base. the headquarters of the u.s. air force in europe. the victims were part of an air force security team on their way to afghanistan. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> german chancellor angela mer
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Mar 3, 2011 4:00pm EST
: the u.s. continues to move forces close to libya. the president authorized u.s. military aircraft to help egyptians evacuate. but the administration is trying not to get sucked into a mideast conflict. the president's hope is that gadhafi will head off a bloody stalemate and make way for a new leadership. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> the crisis led to gas prices jumping another 4 cents today. the national average is $3.43 a gallon, according to triple a. >>> maryland's texting while driving rules are about to become even more strict. alex demetrick is in the newsroom with more details on a law that is close to gaining apriewflt. >> soon, you might not even be allowed to read a text behind the wheel. the house of delegates passed -- passed that measure today. marylanders are already prohibited from writing text messages while driving. there were more than 200 violations last year. the state also has a band on handheld cell phones, meaning it is a secondary offense, meaning officers can only offer citations. >>> the senate recently rejected a ban on eating and drinking
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Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >> i argue for the no-fly zone. and i think we could achieve it. >> reporter: the u.s. continues to move forces closer to libya. the president authorized u.s. military earthquake to evacuate. but the administration is trying not to get sucked into a mideast conflict. the president hopes they will make way for a new leadership. at the united nations, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> venezuelan president hugo chavez is proposing mediation by a coalition of outside governments. and there are reports that gadhafi is willing to go along with that idea. >>> one of the u.s. largest defense contractors is cutting hundreds of jobs. it says it will eliminate 500 jobs. most of the cuts will be at the company's electronic systems division, based in anne arundel county. 150 workers were laid off last june. >>> up and down, up and down. our roller coaster temperatures continue. a live look outside now. it's been a sunny and clear day. but much colder than recently. meteorologist tim williams and bob turk are tracking the swing. bob? >> if you thought it was cold, you're right. today's
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Mar 10, 2011 4:00pm EST
economic news from china, as the u.s. sends stocks tumbling. here's a look at the numbers from moments ago. the dow was down 227 points, below the 12,000 mark. the s&p is down 24. nasdaq off 50. >>> formally charged. today, nearly a dozen city police officers are indicted in a towing scam. denise is in the newsroom with more on the scheme. >>> a federal grand jury returns indictments against 10 officers and two others, charging them with extortion. the owner of the majestic road shop are charged with paying officers to arrange their company to tow vehicles from an accident scene. majestic is not an authorized tow company from baltimore. the indictment ran from spring of 2008 to late last month. >> each defendant faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. >>> local actress in this bust, felicia snoop pearson, played a popular role in the hbo series, "the wire" was one of 60 people arrested today in a massive marijuana and heroin ring. city police will release information in a few minutes. but we'll update you all new at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> failed terror attack. for two days, a sophist
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Mar 17, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning. breaking news. the u.s. government gets set to begin evacuating americans from japan, as danger levels remain high at the crippled nuclear plant. this, despite new attempts by military helicopters to cool off the plant's overheated reactors and fuel rods. the top u.s. nuclear regulator says conditions at the plant are much worse than japanese officials say, and recommend that americans stay 50 miles away. and this morning, there are questions about nearly two dozen u.s. nuclear reactors with the very same design "early" this thursday morning, march 17th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. scenes from earlier. military choppers japanese military helicopters, chinooks dropping sea water on this nuclear plant. again, a part of this last-ditch effort to bring sea water in to help cool down these fuel pools, and also the nuclear rods there at this facility. >> that is the effort from the sky. we're also hearing from water cannons on the ground as they try to bring things in th
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Mar 11, 2011 7:00pm EST
are soaring and the area is being evacuated. most flights between the u.s. and japan have been canceled, and there were fear it is tsunami would pound the u.s., but by the time the waves reached hawaii and the west coast this morning, they had lost most of their punch. president obama said he's heartbroken by the disaster. u.s. assistance is already on the way to japan. lucy craft is there. >> reporter: the monster quake, thought to be the largest in japan's history triggered a ferocious series of tsunamis. a 23-foot wall of water poured over the northern japanese coastline with little warning. only minutes after the quick hit sweeping away everything and everyone in its path. cars were tossed like toys. boats were battered by the tides. this tanker was swept up on to the shore. another ship fought to escape a massive whirlpool. and the state of the boat and its crew is unknown. >> a tsunami obviously coming in several sweeps. >> reporter: minutes later a a second deadly wave. surging water overtook coastal city streets, ripping fishing boats from their moorings and swamping buildings.
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Mar 29, 2011 7:00pm EDT
and to provide more humanitarian aid to libyans. at the same time, u.s. and coalition partners kept up the military attacks, launching 22 cruise missile on targets in tripoli. qaddafi's forces, however, are still better armed than the opposition and today they have the rebels on the run. they were forced to retreat just as they prepared to attack qaddafi's hometown of surt. instead, though, they were pushed back more than 25 miles, and not just by the military baby civilians who remain loyal to qaddafi. mandy clark reports tonight from the ever-shifting front line. >> reporter: an attack by qaddafi forces took rebels by surprise at bin jawad. they fought hard with everything they had but were forced back. and even while fleeing came under fire. they had originally retreated to the town because of a new threat rebels here say it wasn't just government forces but also residents firing from their homes that forced them to pull back. they confiscated these weapons handed out by qaddafi forces from locals who were loyal to the regime. how many weapons did you find in total? >> reporter: ano
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Mar 5, 2011 6:30pm EST
. >> if they want him out, in the end, they may have to go get him. >> reporter: u.s. military forces are gathering in the mediterranean. two amphibious ships with 1200 marines are preparing for humanitarian missions but there are no apparent plans for the marines to go ashore. two descroirs and at least one submarine, all armed with cruise missiles, are ready to support possible no-fly zones but defense secretary gates has warned the no-fly option would require a substantial u.s. military commitment. >> let's just call a spade a spade-- a no-fly zone begins with an attack on libya. >> reporter: there's little appetite inside the administration administration for a "go it alone" attack. and while the u.n. may consider a no-fly zone there is no consensus. it seems to me that our strategy in part is we're just kind of hoping he goes away. >> well, and hope, of course, is not a strategy. >> reporter: michael sing, who worked middle east issues for the bush administration, says time is another enemy. as lib yoo veers toward a possible civil war, u.s. inaction may be seen as weakness. >> the u.s. reputa
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Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
on the roof of his home was rescue. two u.s. aircraft carriers are at the ready. american rescue teams with sniffer dogs have arrived to search for survivors. helicopters are delivering food and supply. many are still without food and water. stores here in tokyo have been stripped of the bare essentials. especially water. and there are long lines at gas stations. people here are worried about the threat of another earthquake, a tsunami, or a nuclear emergency. japan is battling the threat of multiple nuclear meltdowns at crippled reactors. the government is rationing electricity with rolling blackouts beginning monday. but this prime minister says his country will get over this disaster. eyewitness news. >> once again we want to go back to the live pictures where we confirm there has been another explosion at a nuclear power plant. we are closely watching the situation. we are told by the nuclear regulatory commission that harmful levels of radiation activity are not expected to reach u.s. shores. stay with wjz for the coverage in japan. for the latest log on to wjz.com. if there are m
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